Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Numbers
Chapter 11

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Numbers 11:1
JPS 11:1 And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp.
ONK 11:1 But the people were discontented (or, were fomenting evil) before the Lord; and it was heard before the Lord, and His anger was strongly moved, and a fire was kindled against them from before the Lord, and it consumed the outskirts of the camp.
PAL 11:1 But there were wicked men of the people, who, being discontent, devised and imagined evil before the Lord; and it was heard before the Lord, whose displeasure was moved; and a flaming fire was kindled among them from the Lord, which destroyed some of the wicked in the outskirts of the house of Dan, with whom was a graven image.
     
 
Numbers 11:2
JPS 11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed unto the LORD, and the fire abated.
ONK 11:2 And the people cried unto Mosheh, and Mosheh prayed before the Lord, and the fire was subdued.
PAL 11:2 And the people cried to Mosheh to pray for them; and Mosheh did pray before the Lord, and the fire was extinguished where it was.
 
 
Numbers 11:3
JPS 11:3 And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
ONK 11:3 And Mosheh called the name of that place Enkindlement; because the fire had been kindled against them from before the Lord.
PAL 11:3 And he called the name of that place Enkindlement, because the flaming fire had been enkindled there from before the Lord.
 
 
Numbers 11:4
JPS 11:4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting; and the children of Israel also wept on their part, and said: 'Would that we were given flesh to eat!
ONK 11:4 And the mixed multitude who were among them demanded with demand; and the children of Israel also turned, and wept, and said: Who will feed us with flesh?
PAL 11:4 And the strangers who had gathered together among them demanded with demand, and they turned and wept; and the sons of Israel said, Who will give us flesh to eat?
 
 
Numbers 11:5
JPS 11:5 We remember the fish, which we were wont to eat in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;
ONK 11:5 We remember the fish which we ate in Mizraim freely, the cucumbers and melons, the cresses and onions and garlick.
PAL 11:5 We remember the fish which we had to eat in Mizraim freely, without (being restricted by prohibitory) precept, the cucumbers and melons, the leeks, onions, and potherbs.
JER 11:5 We remember the fish that we ate freely in Mizraim, the cucumbers and melons, leeks, onions, and potherbs.
 
Numbers 11:6
JPS 11:6 but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all; we have nought save this manna to look to.'
ONK 11:6 But now our soul longeth, yet there is nothing before our eyes but manna.
PAL 11:6 But now our life is dried up; there is not anything; we see only the manna, as the pauper who looks upon a morsel (bestowed) by the hands. Alas for the people whose food is bread from the heavens!
 
 
Numbers 11:7
JPS 11:7 Now the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.
ONK 11:7 Now the manna was like the seed of coriander, and its appearance as the appearance of bedilcha.
PAL 11:7 And so murmured they, because the manna was like coriander-seed, round, when it came down from the heavens, and when it had been sanctified its appearance was as the likeness of Bedilcha.
 
 
Numbers 11:8
JPS 11:8 The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and seethed it in pots, and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of a cake baked with oil.
ONK 11:8 And the people went about and gathered; and he who would ground it in mills, or he who would beat it in the mortar, and they dressed it in the pan, and made cakes of it, and its taste was like the taste of a confection of oil.
PAL 11:8 And the wicked people looked about, and collected, and ground it in the mill. But he who would, bruised it in the mortar, or dressed it in the pot, or made cakes of it; and the taste of it was like the taste of cream covered with oil.
JER 11:8 And the people were scattered abroad, and collected and ground it in mills, or crushed it in the mortar, or dressed it in the pan, and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of pastry with honey.
 
Numbers 11:9
JPS 11:9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
ONK 11:9 And when the dew came down upon the camp at night, the manna descended upon it.
PAL 11:9 And when the dew came down on the camp by night, the manna descended upon it.
 
 
Numbers 11:10
JPS 11:10 And Moses heard the people weeping, family by family, every man at the door of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased.
ONK 11:10 And Mosheh heard the people lamenting with their families, a man at the door of his tent. And the displeasure of the Lord grew very strong, as in the eyes of Mosheh it was evil.
PAL 11:10 And Mosheh heard the people lamenting with their neighbours, who had gathered every man at the gate of his tent, and the displeasure of the Lord was strongly moved, and in the eyes of Mosheh it was evil;
 
 
Numbers 11:11
JPS 11:11 And Moses said unto the LORD: 'Wherefore hast Thou dealt ill with Thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in Thy sight, that Thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
ONK 11:11 And Mosheh said before the Lord, Wherefore hast Thou done painfully to Thy servant, and why have I not found mercy before Thee, that Thou hast put the burden of all this people upon me?
PAL 11:11 and Mosheh said before the Lord, Why hast Thou done ill with Thy servant, or I have not found mercy before Thee, that Thou shouldst have laid the toil of this people upon me?
 
 
Numbers 11:12
JPS 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that Thou shouldest say unto me: Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing-father carrieth the sucking child, unto the land which Thou didst swear unto their fathers?
ONK 11:12 Am I father to all this people, or are they my children, that Thou hast said to me, Carry them in thy strength, as the nurse carrieth the suckling, unto the land which Thou hast covenanted to their fathers?
PAL 11:12 Have I made or borne all this people as from the womb? are they my children, that Thou saidst to me in Mizraim, Bear the toil of them with thy strength, as the instructor of youth beareth, until they be carried into the land which Thou hast sworn unto their fathers?
JER 11:12 Have I made all this people, have I begotten them, that Thou hast said to me, Carry them in thy bosom, as the nurse(10) carrieth the sucklings, unto the land which thou didst swear unto their fathers?
 
Numbers 11:13
JPS 11:13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they trouble me with their weeping, saying: Give us flesh, that we may eat.
ONK 11:13 Whence shall I have flesh to give to all this people? for they lament to me, saying: Give us flesh to eat.
PAL 11:13 Whence am I to find meat to give all this people? for they are crying to me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat.
 
 
Numbers 11:14
JPS 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people myself alone, because it is too heavy for me.
ONK 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
PAL 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people, for it is too weighty for me.
 
 
Numbers 11:15
JPS 11:15 And if Thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray Thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in Thy sight; and let me not look upon my wretchedness.'
ONK 11:15 And if Thou do thus with me, kill me, I pray, if I have found mercy before Thee, that I may not see my wretchedness.
PAL 11:15 But if Thou do this with me, to leave all the labour of them upon me, let me now die with the death in which the just have repose, if I have found mercy before Thee, that I may not see mine evil.
JER 11:15 That I may not see the evil of them who are Thy people.
 
Numbers 11:16
JPS 11:16 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with thee.
ONK 11:16 And the Lord said to Mosheh, Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders(17) of Israel, whom thou knowest to be elders of the people, and the overseers(18) thereof, and bring them to the tabernacle of ordinance, and let them stand there with thee;
PAL 11:16 Then spake the Lord unto Mosheh, Gather together in My name seventy righteous men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be elders of the people, and who were set over them in Mizraim, and bring them to the tabernacle to stand there with thee.
 
 
Numbers 11:17
JPS 11:17 And I will come down and speak with thee there; and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
ONK 11:17 and I will reveal Myself, and will speak with thee there; and I will make enlargement(19) of the Spirit that is upon thee, and put it upon them, that they may bear with thee the burden of the people, and thou mayest not sustain it by thyself alone.
PAL 11:17 And I will be revealed in the glory of My Shekinah, and will speak with thee there, and will amplify the spirit of prophecy that is upon thee, and bestow it upon them; and they shall sustain with thee the burden of the people, that thou mayest not bear it alone.
 
 
Numbers 11:18
JPS 11:18 And say thou unto the people: Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying: Would that we were given flesh to eat! for it was well with us in Egypt; therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
ONK 11:18 And say thou to the people, Prepare yourselves for the morrow, and you shall eat flesh; for that you have lamented before the Lord, saying: Who will give us flesh, that we may eat? for it was better with us in Mizraim; and I will give you flesh, and you shall eat.
PAL 11:18 And say thou to the people, Make ready against the morrow that you may eat flesh; because you have lamented before the Lord, saying, Who will give us flesh to eat? for it was better with us in Mizraim. The Lord therefore will give you flesh that you may eat.
 
 
Numbers 11:19
JPS 11:19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
ONK 11:19 Not one day shall you eat (it), nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days;
PAL 11:19 You shall not eat it one day, nor two days, nor five, nor ten, nor twenty days;
 
 
Numbers 11:20
JPS 11:20 but a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you; because that ye have rejected the LORD who is among you, and have troubled Him with weeping, saying: Why, now, came we forth out of Egypt?'
ONK 11:20 but for a month of days, until you loathe it, and it be an offence to you; because you have felt dislike to the Word of the Lord, whose Shekinah dwelleth among you; and before whom you have wept, saying: Why came we out of Mizraim?
PAL 11:20 for a month of days, until the smell of it cometh forth from your nostrils, and it become a loathing to you; because you have been contemptuous against the Word of the Lord, whose glorious Shekinah dwelleth among you, and because you have wept before Him, saying, Why should we have come out from Mizraim?
 
 
Numbers 11:21
JPS 11:21 And Moses said: 'The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand men on foot; and yet Thou hast said: I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month!
ONK 11:21 But Mosheh said, The people among whom I am are six hundred thousand footmen; and Thou hast said, I will give them flesh to eat for a month of days.
PAL 11:21 But Mosheh said, Six hundred thousand footmen are the people among whom I dwell, and Thou hast said, I will give them flesh to eat for a month of days!
 
 
Numbers 11:22
JPS 11:22 If flocks and herds be slain for them, will they suffice them? or if all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, will they suffice them?'
ONK 11:22 Shall the oxen and sheep be slaughtered for them, to satisfy them, or all the fish of the sea be gathered that they may be satisfied?
PAL 11:22 Shall the flocks of Araby or the cattle of Nabatea be killed for them to satisfy them, or all the fishes of the Great Sea be collected, that they may have enough?
 
 
Numbers 11:23
JPS 11:23 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? now shalt thou see whether My word shall come to pass unto thee or not.'
ONK 11:23 And the Lord said to Mosheh: Is the Word of the Lord restrained? Now shalt thou see whether My saying come to pass with thee or not.
PAL 11:23 And the Lord said to Mosheh, Can any thing fail before the Lord? Now shalt thou see whether what I have said to thee shall come to pass or not.
 
 
Numbers 11:24
JPS 11:24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD; and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent.
ONK 11:24 And Mosheh went forth, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered together seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
PAL 11:24 Then Mosheh went forth from the tabernacle, the house of the Shekinah, and told the people the words of the Lord. And he called together the seventy men, the elders of Israel, and placed them around the tabernacle.
 
 
Numbers 11:25
JPS 11:25 And the LORD came down in the cloud, and spoke unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders; and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.
ONK 11:25 And the Lord was revealed in the Cloud, and spake with him, and he made enlargement of the Spirit that was upon him, and imparted to the seventy men, the elders; and it came to pass that when the Spirit of prophecy rested upon them they prophesied, and ceased not.
PAL 11:25 And the Lord was revealed in the glorious Cloud of the Shekinah, and spake with him. And He made enlargement of the (Spirit of) prophecy that was upon him, so that Mosheh lost nothing thereof, but He gave unto the seventy men, the elders: and it was that when the Spirit of prophecy rested upon them, they prophesied, and ceased not.
 
 
Numbers 11:26
JPS 11:26 But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad; and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were recorded, but had not gone out unto the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.
ONK 11:26 But two men remained in the camp, the name of the one Eldad, and the name of the second Medad; and the Spirit of prophecy rested upon them; and, though they were in the writings, they had not come out of the camp; but they prophesied in the camp.
PAL 11:26 But two men had remained in the camp; the name of the one Eldad, and the name of the second Medad, the sons of Elizaphan bar Parnak, whom Jokebed the daughter of Levi bare to him when Amram her husband had put her away; and to whom she had been espoused before she gave birth to Mosheh. And the Spirit of prophecy resting upon them, Eldad prophesied, and said: Behold, Mosheh shall be gathered from the world; and Jehoshua bar Nun, the minister of the camps, will be established after him, and will lead the people of the house of Israel, and bring them into the land of Kenaan, and make it their inheritance.

Medad prophesied, and said: Behold, quails come up from the sea, and cover all the camp of Israel; but they will be to the people (a cause of) an offence. And both of them prophesied together, and said: Behold, a king will arise from the land of Magog, at the end of the days, and will assemble kings crowned with crowns, and captains wearing armour, and him will all nations obey. And they will set battle in array in the land of Israel against the children of the captivity; but already is it provided that in the hour of distresses all of them shall perish by the burning blast of the flame that cometh forth from beneath the Throne of Glory; and their carcases shall fall upon the mountains of the land of Israel, and the wild beasts of the field and the fowls of the sky shall come and consume their dead bodies. And afterward will all the dead of Israel live (again), and be feasted from the ox which hath been set apart for them from the beginning, and they shall receive the reward of their works.

And they were of the elders who stood in the registers among them; but they had not gone forth to the tabernacle, but had hidden, to escape from the dignity; yet they prophesied in the camp.

JER 11:26 And there remained two men in the camp: the name of one of them Eldad, the name of the second Medad, upon whom rested the Holy Spirit. Eldad prophesied, and said: Lo, Mosheh, the prophet, the scribe of Israel, will be gathered from the world, and Jehoshua bar Nun, his disciple, minister of the camps, will succeed. Medad prophesied, and said: Behold, quails come up from the sea; but they will be an offence to the children of Israel. Both of them prophesied together, and said: At the end, the end of the days, will Gog and Magog and his host come up against Jerusalem; but by the hand of the King Meshiha they will fall, and seven years of days will the children of Israel kindle their fire with their weapons of war, not going into the wilderness, nor cutting down the trees. And they were of the seventy sages, who went not from the tabernacle, while Eldad and Medad prophesied in the camp.
 
Numbers 11:27
JPS 11:27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said: 'Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.'
ONK 11:27 And a young man ran, and showed to Mosheh, and said: Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
PAL 11:27 And a certain young man ran, and told to Mosheh, and said: Eldad and Medad are prophesying thus in the camp.
 
 
Numbers 11:28
JPS 11:28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses from his youth up, answered and said: 'My lord Moses, shut them in.'
ONK 11:28 And Jehoshua bar Nun, the minister of Mosheh from his youth, answered and said, Ribboni Mosheh, put them in bond.
PAL 11:28 And Jehoshua bar Nun, the minister of Mosheh, answered and said: Ribboni Mosheh, pray for mercy before the Lord, that the Spirit of prophecy may be withheld from them.
 
 
Numbers 11:29
JPS 11:29 And Moses said unto him: 'Art thou jealous for my sake? would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His spirit upon them!'
ONK 11:29 But Mosheh said, Art thou jealous for my sake?(20) I would that all the people of the Lord did prophesy, and that the Lord would confer the Spirit of prophecy upon them.
PAL 11:29 But Mosheh said to him, Because they prophesy concerning me that I am to be gathered from the world, and that thou art to minister after me, art thou jealous for my sake? I would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that He would bestow the Spirit of prophecy upon them.
 
 
Numbers 11:30
JPS 11:30 And Moses withdrew into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
ONK 11:30 And Mosheh returned to the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
PAL 11:30 And Mosheh proceeded to the camp, he and all the elders of Israel.
 
 
Numbers 11:31
JPS 11:31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought across quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth.
ONK 11:31 And the wind proceeded from before the Lord, and the quails flew abroad from the sea, and it bare them upon the camp as (the breadth of) a day's journey here, and a day's journey there, round about the camp, and as at a height of two cubits over the face of the ground.
PAL 11:31 And the wind of a tempest went forth, and came violently from before the Lord, so as to have swept the world away, but for the righteousness of Mosheh and Aharon: and it blew over the Great Sea, and made the quails fly from the Great Sea, and settle wherever there was place in the camp, as a day's journey northward and southward, and at the height as of two cubits; they flew upon the face of the ground, and went upon their bellies, so that (the people) were not wearied while they collected them.
 
 
Numbers 11:32
JPS 11:32 And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails; he that gathered least gathered ten heaps; and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
ONK 11:32 And the people were up all that day, and all the night, and all the day after it, and collected the quails; he who collected least (gathered together) ten heaps; and they spread them abroad, round about tbe camp.
PAL 11:32 And they who had been wanting in faith arose: and all that day, and all the night, and all the day that followed, they gathered the quails; even he who was lame and infirm gathered ten korin, and they spread them abroad round about the camps.
JER 11:32 Ten korin.
 
Numbers 11:33
JPS 11:33 While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
ONK 11:33 While yet the flesh was between their teeth, and they had not yet finished, the displeasure of the Lord was manifested strongly against the people, and the Lord inflicted death among the people with a very great mortality.
PAL 11:33 The wicked ate of the flesh, yet offered no thanksgiving to Him who had given it to them: but while the flesh was between their teeth, and not consumed, the anger of the Lord waxed strong against the evil people, and the Lord slew the people with a very great mortality.
 
 
Numbers 11:34
JPS 11:34 And the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted.
ONK 11:34 And he called the name of that place, The Graves of the Demanders;(21) because there they buried the people who demanded.
PAL 11:34 And he called the name of that place, The Graves of the Desirers of Flesh; for there they buried the people who had desired flesh.
 
 
Numbers 11:35
JPS 11:35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and they abode at Hazeroth.
ONK 11:35 From the Graves of the Demanders the people journeyed to Hatseroth, and they were in Hatseroth.
PAL 11:35 And from the Graves of the Desirers the people journeyed to Hatseroth, and they were in Hatseroth.
 
 
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